Việt Nam

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Sino-Vietnamese, from 越南, compound of (Việt, the Yue country) +‎ (Nam, south). The name Việt Nam is a variation of "Nam Việt" (南越; pinyin: Nányuè; literally Southern Yue), a name that can be traced back to the dynasty of King Zhao Tuo during the 2nd century BC; "Nam Việt" was once considered for a new name by the Nguyễn dynasty, but then the Qing dynasty re-ordered the name into "Việt Nam" in order to avoid any possible future conflicts.


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Việt Nam

  1. Vietnam


Việt Nam

  1. Vietnamese